Abelardo Morell: photographs
March 4 - May 3, 2009
The Danforth Museum of Art is pleased to present Continental Drift, an exhibition of Abelardo Morell's seven cliche verre images of the continents seen from an aerial perspective. Best known for his exploration of photographic techniques, Morell uses the historic optical device known as camera obscura, which served as a precursor to photography. In his use of camera obscura, Morell updates historic artistic techniques to create black and white, as well as color photographic images. These images are both evocative and personal, managing to call his entire range of subject matter into question.